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Big Flocking Deal: Air Force Two Hits Birds While Landing in California

Posted April 21, 2012 by NYCA Admin

An Air Force plane carrying Vice President Joe Biden suffered a bird strike while landing in southern California late this week.

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The Scimitar and its distant British and French cousin, Concorde. (Photo by Matt Molnar/NYCAviation)
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Intrepid Museum Unloads Three Warplanes to Clear Room for Space Shuttle Enterprise

Posted April 20, 2012 by NYCA Admin

The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum purged three planes from its collection on Wednesday — a Royal Navy Supermarine Scimitar, a US Marine Corps Douglas F3D Skyknight, and a North Korean Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15.

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The B-25 "Grumpy". (Photo by Bryan Heim/NYCAviation)
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Mission Briefing: Doolittle Raiders 70th Anniversary Flight Prepares for Departure

Posted April 10, 2012 by Bryan Heim

The World War II B-25 bomber known as Grumpy will soon make a historic flight commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid.

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Navy Fighter Jet Crashes Into Virginia Beach Apartment Complex

Posted April 6, 2012 by NYCA Admin

A US Navy F/A-18 fighter jet crashed in a residential area of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Friday afternoon. Both pilots were reported to have ejected, but injuries on the ground were not immediately clear.

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The US Navy variant of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the F-35C, conducts a test flight over the Chesapeake Bay. (Photo by US Navy)
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Why the Pentagon’s New Fighter Jet Will Now Cost More Than $1 Trillion

Posted March 28, 2012 by Cora Currier, ProPublica

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is slated to replace nearly all of the other tactical jets in the Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps. But getting there is going to be slow and expensive, as a new government report details.

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New York City Transit Honors Tuskegee Airmen by Renaming Bus Depot

Posted March 24, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Metropolitan Transit Authority officials, along with local politicians, NYC Transit employees, surviving Tuskegee Airmen and their families gathered on Friday at the 100th Street Bus Depot in the East Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan to rededicate the facility as the Tuskegee Airmen Bus Depot.

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US Fighter Jet Crashes in South Korea, Pilot Safe

Posted March 21, 2012 by BNO News

The pilot of a US Air Force F-16 safely ejected before crashing in a village near Kunsan AFB in South Korea during a joint military exercise.

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Turkish Military Helicopter Crashes In Afghanistan, Killing 16

Posted March 17, 2012 by BNO News

A Turkish military helicopter crashed into a house on the outskirts of the Afghan capital of Kabul early Friday morning, killing twelve soldiers and four civilians on the ground, officials said on Saturday.

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Royal Norwegian Air Force C-130 on display in Oslo
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Missing Norwegian Military Plane Found in Northern Sweden

Posted March 17, 2012 by BNO News

Swedish forces late Friday afternoon discovered possible debris from a Norwegian military transport plane which went missing over the Scandinavian Mountains on Thursday, officials said.

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Fighter Jet Crash in Turkey Kills Turkish Stars Aerobatic Pilot

Posted March 15, 2012 by BNO News

A fighter jet belonging to the Turkish Stars aerobatic team crashed in central Turkey on Tuesday, killing the pilot.

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The first production Boeing P-8A Poseidon LRIP1-1 takes off from Boeing Field for Naval Air Station Jacksonville.
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Boeing Delivers First 737-Based P-8A Poseidon to US Navy

Posted March 11, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Based on Boeing’s popular 737 airliner, the P-8A is a long-range, anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft meant to replace the Navy’s aging fleet of Lockheed P-3 Orion aircraft.

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The helicopter went down in the village of Quebrada Seca, near Guatemala's border with Belize
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10 Killed as Guatemalan Air Force Helicopter Crashes on Rescue Mission for Another Downed Chopper

Posted February 29, 2012 by BNO News

Ten people were killed on Tuesday when an Guatemalan Air Force helicopter crashed in northern Guatemala after being sent to help with another helicopter crash in the region, defense officials said. There were no survivors.

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U.S. Marine Corps pilots from Marine Light Attack Helicopter Training Squadron 303, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, prepare to land a UH-1Y Huey belonging to the squadron, during confined area landing training at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in 2008
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7 Marines Killed in Midair Helicopter Collision

Posted February 23, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Two US Marine Corps helicopters collided over Arizona during a training mission Wednesday night, killing all seven Marines on both helicopters.

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The Real Red Flag: Up Close at the Air Force’s Largest Combat Exercise

Posted February 6, 2012 by Edward Russell

Up close and personal with military aircraft from around the world at the Air Force’s largest and most important combat training exercise.

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Iranian F-14 Fighter Jet Crashes Near Persian Gulf, Killing Both Crewmen

Posted January 27, 2012 by BNO News

A vintage American-built Iran Air Force fighter jet crashed in southern Iran Thursday morning, killing the pilot and co-pilot.

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Mikoyan-i-Gurevich MiG-31BM Foxhound on display at 2009 MAKS Airshow.
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Russia Tests Advanced New Air-to-Air Missile

Posted January 26, 2012 by BNO News

The Russian Air Force on Tuesday tested a new advanced tactical air-to-air missile built specifically for the MiG-31 fighter.

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Photos and Video: Onboard the New England Patriots Awesome C-5 Galaxy Flyover

Posted January 23, 2012 by NYCA Admin

We love flyovers no matter what teams are involved. Watch the Air Force’s largest jet perform a loud and low pass over Gillette Stadium on Sunday.

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An aerial view of the Kandahar International Airport in Kandahar, Afghanistan.
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Suicide Car Bomb at Afghan Airport Kills 7

Posted January 20, 2012 by BNO News

At least seven people were killed on Thursday afternoon when a suicide bomber attacked an airport in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar, officials said. Several others were injured.

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A US Marine Corp CH-53D Sea Stallion, similar to the accident aircraft, seen here on the flight line for a flight at Al Asad, Iraq.
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Helicopter Crash in Afghanistan Kills 6 Marines

Posted January 20, 2012 by BNO News

Six US Marines were killed late Thursday evening when a helicopter belonging to the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force crashed in southern Afghanistan.

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New Military Communications Satellite Launched From Cape Canaveral

Posted January 20, 2012 by NYCA Admin

A Delta IV rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Station in Florida on Thursday evening carrying a communications satellite to be used by US and Australian military forces.

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